Update: Salmonella Outbreak in US and Canada Linked to Raw Turkey Products

CDC announced that since the last update on November 8, 2018, 52 ill people from 26 states and the District of Columbia have been added to this investigation, bringing the total number of ill people to 216 from 38 states and the District of Columbia. Eighty-four people have been hospitalized. One death was reported from California. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that raw turkey products from a variety of sources are contaminated with Salmonella Reading and are making people sick. The Public Health Agency of Canada has identified ill people infected with the same DNA fingerprint of Salmonella Reading bacteria in Canada. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Reading has been identified in various raw turkey products, including ground turkey and turkey patties. The outbreak strain has also been found in raw turkey pet food and live turkeys, indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry. On November 15, 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store recalled ~ 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products. On December 21, 2018, Jennie-O Turkey Store in Faribault, Minnesota recalled approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products. @ https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s1221-raw-turkey-update.html and https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/public-health-notices/2018/outbreak-salmonella-illnesses-raw-turkey-raw-chicken.html

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